Religious Sites in Chiang Mai

Religious Sites in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Religious Sites in Chiang Mai

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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
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    This temple has been around since the 15th century and once housed the famed Emerald Buddha, which is now in Bangkok. The old brick chedi is still in the temple complex and continues to be used as a place of worship. The main temple is now a more modern building in front of the car entrance. This has a stunning read and gold hall with a high altar that has a statue of a standing Buddha, flanked by two monks.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Niranjanbi
    Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this place during April 24, it is a must visit place in Chiang Mai. Architecture of the temple makes it unique. Mindset of people or monks in and around are very nice.
    Written 1 May 2024
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  • kathy y
    Lisbon, Portugal8 contributions
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    This was a true surprise & much different from all the other temples we visited. This ancient temple is located in a forested area outside the city & is now used for meditation by devoted Buddists from around the world.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Mana I
    Finland11 contributions
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    Originally intended as a mere rest stop for weary travelers on their pilgrimage, the temple has since evolved into a sanctuary of spiritual solace and reflection. Nestled amidst lush forest surroundings, the grounds exude a sense of serenity and tranquility—an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life.
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Siwarit
    Bangkok, Thailand196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This temple is located 15 km from Chiangmai city center. It can be reached by car or motorbike. It has breathtaking view as it is located in the hill. The interesting things are the golden pagoda and the buddha image (Luang Phor Tun Jai). Furthermore, visitor can see the buddha in three postures (standing, reclining and sitting).
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • NickGi
    Germany178 contributions
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    Thailand has so many great temples, this one is very unique and probably one of the most beautiful ones. It is a little hidden in Chiang Mai , so ask your way around or get a taxi it tuk-tuk . This is a fantastic artist piece of work with so much to discover in such a small temple.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK184,975 contributions
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    This temple was the first to be built upon the founding of the city by King Mangrai in 1297. The oldest structure is the stupa, aka the Elephant Stupa, so named because of the elephant statues that around the base that support the structure.

    The main temple has a high altar with a golden statue of the Buddha calling Mother Earth to Witness his past deeds. All around this statue is an assorted collection of Buddha statues of different sizes and poses.

    A wonderful Thai Temple to visit.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Siwarit
    Bangkok, Thailand196 contributions
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    It has the pagoda with outstanding beauty what was built in 1916, in Lanka-Sukhothai style. It has served as a burial ground for the Lanna royal family (white stupas). If you have spare time from Old Quarter of Chiangmai, you can visit this temple.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • empress_cherry
    Canberra, Australia643 contributions
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    This is such an amazing and unique experience, I learned so much about meditation and Buddhism, and also learned about Thai culture and life in Thailand. It didn't feel preachy, and although a half day sounds like a long time, I never felt bored. Plus, it's free, though you should make a donation.
    Do book online, the course I did seemed to be full
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • James I
    New York City, NY576 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited over a year ago and have heard theres has been some restoration work so things might be different now. When I visited, from the outside the temple had a nice older, dark wood appearance to it that kept things simple. Upon entering, this allowed the massive golden buddha statue framed in a nice case to really stand out which is definitely the highlight here.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • James I
    New York City, NY576 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little bit out of the way for me during my visit, I'm glad I took the walk. This complex had a nice mix of a the things I liked at the others temples in the area. What stood out the most were the guardian statues at the entrance by the street, and the detail in the architecture of the black and white main building. Be sure to take the time to visit here and walk around as theres a lot to see here and the grounds are larger than most of the other temples.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • rakeDelhi
    New Delhi, India1,010 contributions
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    A real ancient temple and inspired architecture from Bodh Gaya gives you a real serene quiet atmosphere, enjoy the peace and nature beauy
    Written 11 January 2023
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  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple is located not far away from the old city. The façade is intricate. Statues are stunning. The ambience is calm.
    Written 8 February 2023
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  • Jasmine
    Khao Lak, Thailand60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vipassana meditation here is a life changing, at first I just wanted to visit Chiang Mai and to find out about this place without any research before ,I just walked in. Now I want to practice more regularly,just fyi this place is not for the beginners, suggest that you should learn Anapanasati before coming here. Thank you Mae chi, all the monks ( pra ajarns) and the management of Wat Ram Poeng..

    I will keep practicing,I promise,once again thank you so much ,hope to go back again
    Written 12 July 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,476 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is another impressive temple right outside Chiang Mai's historic walled city. Wat Mahawan is a neat structure that reminds visitors of the past glory of the Lanna kingdom. Worth a look while exploring the Thai city.
    Written 21 September 2023
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